The Theological and Literary Journal Volume 5

The Theological and Literary Journal Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...continue for ever, and be the scene for ever of their residence and reign. The kingdom they are to possess is to be under the whole heaven; all other dominions are to be subject to it; and it is to be everlasting.--Dan. vii. 13-27. And why not? Why should not the Redeemer verify his promises respecting the restitution of the earth, and its eternal inheritance by his saints, as well as his other promises? Why should he not redeem the earth from the curse, as well as its inhabitants, and make it, as well as them, an everlasting monument of his victory over his enemies? What is to be gained by annihilating it, as though it were beyond his infinite power and wisdom to make it the instrument and theatre of his glory? Such are some of the principal errors of Mr. Barnes's commentary. The number we have passed without notice is far greater. They swarm on every page. But these are enough to show that it not only is of no critical value, but that it most seriously misrepresents the prophecy, and must mislead those who take it as a guide. What better could be expected of a writer who never, as far as appears, entered into any inquiry in respect to the principles on which the symbols are used, who commenced his work under a conviction that the prophecy is not susceptible of a satisfactory explanation, and who finally took Gibbon as the proper guide to its meaning, instead of the Spirit of inspiration, who presents a key to the interpretation, in the exposition he has given of many of the principal symbols! Though marred by these great faults, there is one point of interest on which it may be considered as throwing some light. It was written for sale. It was designed to fall in with the current views of those in this country and Great Britain to whom Mr. B....show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662938
  • 9781236662934